Everybody knows that—to parallel the old adage about great men and their women—behind every great team, there is a great manager.
It’s natural really; you can have the most talented group of forwards in front of the most solid defence in the world, but without someone to guide and contain all those egos and helping the players improve, it counts for nothing. Just ask Manchester City (make sure you refer to before they won the title, of course).
In this list we have the 10 best managers currently working in the game today, ranked not just by overall success—though it does play a part—but also their reputation, spending power this summer (international managers are exempt from this criteria), and finally, durability (success across different clubs).
Reputation, success and durability will be rated 1-10, while spending power is denoted by between one and three ‘£’ signs e.g.
£££ - He signs who he wants. ££ - Money is there to be spent, but wisely. £ - He works like David Moyes did at Everton.
All stats are courtesy of Transfermarkt unless linked otherwise.